Cate Blanchett In Talks To Join Mark Romanek’s CINDERELLA

By Nov 28, 2012 Comment (0)

Cinderella's Stepmother - Blanchett

Have you heard the news about Disney which artists plan to re-imagine the magic and style of the classic Princesses, Cinderella? Oh, yep, and Cate Blanchett is reportedly in negotiations for the new adaptation.

First announced in 2010 and dubbed ‘Untitled Cinderella Story’ at this early stage, the live-action project is set to be directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) from a script by Chris Weitz (About a Boy).

Actually, Blanchett would be the first casting addition in the film as the evil stepmother. Aline Brosh McKenna, who adapted The Devil Wears Prada to the big screen, wrote the initial draft of the script. The studio picked up her pitch in 2010, but plot details were being kept guarded.

Amanda Seyfried was rumored to be of interest to play the girl with the glass slippers, but she has stayed quiet on the matter .

Universal Pictures is also hoping to reboot Cinderella and are in talks with Chronicles of Narnia scribe Ann Peacock to do a rewrite on the Michael Dougherty earlier draft.

The McKenna’s tale reportedly following a prince who is being prepared for a politically arranged marriage. However, the plan hasn’t worked as well as hoped because he meets Cinderella.

As for Blanchett, she will next be seen in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, in which she reprises the role of Elf royal Galadriel, as well as the other films in the trilogy.

Hobbit Poster-Galadriel-Cate Blanchett

Source: The Wrap

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